Eria rostriflora Rchb.f. 1868 SECTION Polyura Photo by Art Vogel

Part Shade Hot Cool Fall Winter Spring

Common Name The Beaked-Flower Eria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Solomon Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Santa Cruz Islands, Vanuatu, Caroline Islands and the Marianas in montane and cloud forests on trees and occasionally rocks at elevations of 230 to 1700 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with clustered, erect, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying distichous, ascending, linear-lanceolate to linear-ligulate, acute leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on 1 to several, ascending, glabrous to sparsely hairy, 2 to 8" [5 to 20 cm] long, laxly few to many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Eria consimilis H.Fleischm. & Rech 1910; Eria curvipes Kraenzl. 1909; Eria drakeana Kraenzl. 1929; Eria kajewskii Ames 1932; Eria setchellii Schltr. 1926; Eria vieillardii Rchb.f. 1876; Pinalia rostriflora (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Contributions to the Knowledge of the Flora of New Caledonia Schlechter 1906 as E vieillardi; Revision of the Orchids of German Samoa Schlechter 1910/11 as E consimilis; Revision of the Orchids of German Samoa Schlechter 1910/11 as E curvipes; Revision of the Orchids of German Samoa Schlechter 1910/11 as E vieillardi; The Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing ok; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe Neo-Caledonienne D'Orchidophile 1995 photo hmm as E vieillardii; The Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 drawing good/photo ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 7 Ormerod 2011 as Pinalia vagans;

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